Volunteer with Masa's Las Adelitas - a young women's leadership program

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Romero, Roxanna MAP

About Masa:

Masa partners with Mexican and Latino immigrant children, youth, and families in the South Bronx to develop strong learners and leaders who fully contribute to the broader community.

About the Las Adelitas program:

Masa’s Las Adelitas program is a young women’s space for folks ages 14-21 who identify as women of color, indigenous, immigrant and/or latinx. It is a free, bilingual (Spanish-English) program in which we explore topics such as: self-love and self-care; techniques to manage stress; women’s narratives, struggles and ancestral resistance; leadership development and community action; and building community in an intentional, safe and supportive space.

A volunteer with the Las Adelitas program supports the implementation of the program, from setup and breakdown to classroom support. The ideal volunteer is a dynamic, bilingual (Spanish/English) person who is eager to learn more about and support positive young women’s development, particularly with high school youth of color.

Location:

Masa’s Tlanezcalli Community Center, 2770 Third Avenue, First floor, Bronx, NY 10455

(Easily accessible from the 2 and 5 trains)

Responsibilities:

The volunteer’s responsibilities include supporting Las Adelitas prior to, during and following program implementation, including tasks such as:

  • Helping set up and break down meeting area (chairs, tables, equipment, snacks, beverages, etc.)
  • Greeting students upon arrival to program and directing them to meeting area
  • Taking attendance and notes during sessions
  • Providing classroom support during workshop sessions
  • Promoting a healthy environment for students during sessions
  • Assisting with supervision during field trips

Your time can make an immense difference in students’ lives!

Time Commitment:

Volunteer must be willing to come to Masa the following times:

Either

2 Tuesdays per month: 4pm - 8PM or

2 Wednesdays per month: 4pm-8pm (our sessions fall a twice a month, two days a week)

Requirements

  • Have a passion for working with youth of color
  • Attention to detail and problem-solving skills
  • Comfortable in youth group settings
  • Comfortable engaging in discussions around issues of social justice, racial justice, and gender equity
  • Honor all Masa policies and procedures, including with respect to client confidentiality and boundaries
  • Proficiency in Spanish
  • Candidates who identify as women preferred

An interview, complete volunteer application, and reference check is required for this role. An interview does not guarantee program placement.

How to apply:

Complete the interest form at www.masany.org/VolApp. Indicate interest in "Las Adelitas" in the final comment box.

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About Masa

Location:

2770 Third Avenue, 1st Floor, Bronx, NY 10455, US

Mission Statement

The mission of Masa is to promote educational attainment, committed leadership and civic engagement among underserved students living in New York City with a particular focus on those of Mexican descent. Through a variety of civic and educational partnerships, Masa provides positive guidance and support for underserved youth and their families. We encourage program participants to strive to their fullest potential by setting and achieving academic goals in our tutoring and mentoring program. Furthermore, by fostering cultural and civic awareness, we empower a future generation of active and involved citizens.

Description

Masa provides after-school and mentorship services to students of Mexican descent living in or near the South Bronx. The organization relies heavily on the work of volunteers to serve the varied needs of students involved in the program.

WHEN

Tue Jun 18, 2019 - Thu Dec 19, 2019
04:00 PM - 08:00 PM  

WHERE

Masa Tlanezcalli Center2770 Third AvenueBronx, NY 10455

(40.8146,-73.91982)
 

SKILLS

  • Youth Services
  • Bilingual
  • Spanish
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • Able to volunteer twice a month, from 4 - 6 pm
  • Application, Interview, Proficient in Spanish

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